BLAÜW | Melodic Techno Producer
My name is Lorenz Vandevoorde, I’m 29 years old and I live in a small town called Jabbeke in Belgium. In my day-to-day life I’m an accounting assistant for TUI Airlines from the Netherlands.
How have you been dealing with COVID-19? Have your daily routines changed?
Since the COVID-19 outbreak I’ve had to work from home, but in the last 2 months there wasn’t much to do so I’ve been temporarily unemployed. I’ve had a lot of free time to work on music, play games and watch Netflix.
What is something you do now (regularly) that you did not before Covid-19?
I can now spend full days behind my laptop creating new music or sounds, and really improve my production techniques.
Latest release ‘Sirens‘
When I’m making a new track, ideas usually come from movies or games or just history in general. For the track Sirens this all started because I was really into Greek mythology, as I was playing ‘Assassins Creed Odyssey’. I usually wrestle a lot with my tracks. I constantly change the melodies or change the sounds for the leads and pads or bass sounds. Then I make a basic structure of how the track is going to progress and then I start laying out the track making slight changes here and there until I’m 99% satisfied. I’m never 100% satisfied because I always feel like I can somehow make it even better, but at some point you have to stop otherwise it will never get finished.
To who do you show your music first before introducing it to a wider audience or sending it out to labels?
I always let my friends listen to my tracks. We always go to parties together and we all have a similar taste in music as well.
Are you musically trained? And do you think it’s necessary for success in writing electronic music?
I’m not musically trained. When I was younger is taught myself how to play guitar a little. I think that it really helps to understand what you are doing if you know a little bit of music theory. It helps you understand why certain melodies work.
What inspires you the most to make music?
For me, making music is a way to express my thoughts and feelings. It’s also a way to escape. Sometimes I have these melodies or ideas in my head and then I have to just get them out.
What do you like so much about (melodic) techno?
It is a genre with a lot of freedom. You can make really hard tracks or you can make lush soundscapes with haunting melodies.
Name three artists you’d like to be compared to
IIt would be an honour to be compared to someone else. But three artists I look up to are:
- Tale Of Us;
- Paul Kalkbrenner;
- Mind Against.
What’s next for you? Will we see more collaborations of you? What are your future goals?
Hopefully a lot more music and we will see what the future brings.